So, I'm no Betty Crocker by any means, but I have found out that I kinda like cooking. Its been my goal to stop making Rice-a-Roni from a box and opening up a can of greenbeans and calling that dinner. I've actually been using a cookbook! Shock! So far my favorite websites are Cooks.com, Kraftfoods.com, and Aboutfoods.com. I also tried Food Network since a friend of mine (hmmm, KIT!) told me that certain recipes were more "user-friendly" than others. Yeah, she lied. Kit's a gourmet chef and certified Wilson baker anyway, so I should have known better than to listen to her! :)
I had been craving cinnamon bread lately. You know, the Betty Crocker box kind that is really more cake than bread. But when I invited a new friend over, I suddenly became embarrassed that I was going to serve a cheap imitation of the real thing. I looked up recipes online and got to work.
Come to find out, that I don't know much at all about baking bread from scratch. I had to call my mom 3 times to ask her questions. "Is my yeast packet 1tbs?" "How can I tell if my dough is 1/4" thick?" "HELP! My wax paper is sticking to my dough and not coming off!"
So, it turns out that my bread didn't rise very well and I didn't bake it long enough. But did I also mention that I love doughey uncooked bread? YUM!